Interview by Bhawna Rawat
Professor Dr. Srinivas R. Gangidi is currently working as the Dean of Aurora Business School. He holds M.A degree in Public Administration from Osmania University and Ph. D. degree in Public Administration from Kakatiya University. He has 46 years of experience covering service at two reputed universities, two renowned research institutes, a leading Engineering College and a Business School. He has held many administrative positions in the university hierarchy such as Head of the Department, Chairman Board of Studies, Dean of the Faculty, Controller of Examination, Registrar and In-charge Vice-Chancellor of University accredited with ‘A’ Grade.
Dr. Gangidi has 144 publications (27 books/edited volumes plus 117 articles) in national and international journals and in books and edited volumes. He is currently editing a quarterly management journal and two other monthly publications. He has worked in teaching, research, training and extension organizations of national and international repute. He has organized scores of Faculty Development Programs, Seminars, Conferences, Symposia and Training Programs.
Major setback faced as the Dean of Aurora Business School
There has not been any setback so far.
Aurora Business School is working at enhancing student-industry interaction at Aurora Business School
Student-industry interaction at ABS is secured through industry visits in India and abroad, 100%summer internship placements, guest lectures by business executives, MOUs with leading companies, industry placements, placement cell activities, industry-institute interfaces, student membership of professional associations, etc. We are constantly scouting for opportunities to enhance this interaction. We are seeking to lengthen and deepen this interaction.
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How the Dean manages his time
Indeed there is much pressure on Dean’s time. I am able to manage this through the planning of time, fitness regimen and keeping timelines for everything. I seek feedback on my work and try to cut redundancies.
Indian education system still needs to improve as compared to the developed countries’ education system
Indian education system is seen in poor condition when compared with the education system in the developed countries. The major difference between students of business management in India and the developed countries is that our students prosecute studies with their parent’s money whereas those in the west pay for their own studies and hence behave responsibly. The faculty in Indian business schools do not have the interdisciplinary depth as those in the west. Further,
in our education system faculty works more than the students.
Qualities which created a brand name for Aurora Business School
Meticulous planning, quality faculty, strict discipline, professionalism, industry interface, and quality placements have secured a brand name for Aurora.
Message for students to succeed in their career
Our message for students is that pursue your passion,
be proactive, be forward-looking and keep the big picture in mind all the time
The must-have management skills
The top qualities for a management aspirant are thoroughness, killer instinct, an innovative mindset, team playing and above all result orientation.
Management Colleges in India needs to be more in quality than in quantity
There have been more management colleges than needed and most of them are of low quality.
ABS aims to produce employees and entrepreneurs out of students
Our plan is to transform our business school from a position of producing employable management professionals to a position of producing employers and entrepreneurs.
A message for students wishing to join ABS
Our message is that “Dream big, work hard and reach the top”.